About AeroMobile

AeroMobile Communications Limited is a UK-based telecommunications GSM service provider for the aviation industry. We provide world class, proven, technology and services that enable airline passengers to use their own mobile phones for voice, texting and mobile data whilst inflight.

As part of the Panasonic Group’s Global Communication Suite, AeroMobile’s services are available for installation either at the point of aircraft manufacture (line fit) or on aircraft in service (retrofit) across both Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

Since 2008, over 23 million passengers have connected to our network inflight.

The AeroMobile service is currently in operation with Aer Lingus, Air France, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Transaero & Virgin Atlantic. Other airlines committed to the service include British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, Garuda, Lion Air, Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines. The number of connected airlines is expected to double in the next 12 months.

For the latest AeroMobile news check out our blog or follow us on Twitter @AeroMobile

History

2013

  • Aer Lingus successfully launch the AeroMobile service
  • Kevin Rogers is appointed new CEO of AeroMobile
  • Etihad Airways successfully launch the AeroMobile service
  • Gatwick airport becomes the 1st fully connected AeroMobile hub for Virgin Atlantic

2012

  • AeroMobile become part of the Panasonic Group, extending a successful partnership that has been in place for some time. This natural extension of the original partnership enables AeroMobile & Panasonic to offer a seamless connectivity service to our customer airlines
  • Etihad Airways is announced as a new customer
  • 11 million passengers connect to the AeroMobile network
  • Transaero and Aer Lingus are announced as new customers
  • Virgin Atlantic successfully launch the AeroMobile service

2011

  • More than five million Emirates passengers connect to the AeroMobile service
  • SAS and Gulf Air sign as new customers.

2010

  • Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Turkish Airlines and Air New Zealand all sign as AeroMobile customers through their commitments to Panasonic’s eXPhone system
  • AeroMobile is reincorporated to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telenor, the world’s seventh largest telecoms company.

2009

  • Lufthansa signs up as new AeroMobile customer through Panasonic’s eXPhone system, giving AeroMobile commitments on all wide-bodied aircraft variants.
  • Panasonic partnership announced.
  • AeroMobile establishes offices in Singapore and Dubai in addition to UK HQ.

2008

  • The world’s first authorised inflight mobile phone calls on a commercial flight take place on Emirates flight EK751, flying between Dubai and Casablanca on March 20. By the end of 2008, more than 50,000 passengers have used the service.
  • Malaysian Airlines and V Australia sign up with AeroMobile.
  • AeroMobile wins the “Best Achievement in Technology 2008” award from the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA).

2007

  • The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority completes its airworthiness certification process, paving the way for AeroMobile to enter full commercial service.
  • Qantas begins a trial of the AeroMobile system in April, with more than 11,000 passengers using the service in the first four months.

Meet our CEO

Kevin Rogers joined AeroMobile in February 2008 from Telenor, where he was Vice President of Group Marketing.

Prior to this Kevin held a number of roles with Nortel Networks, including Director of Sales for the company’s Canadian operation.

Kevin was promoted to CEO in March 2013 and is responsible for driving the company’s plans for growth and continued momentum.

“We have seen accelerated growth over the past 12 months and 2013 promises to be a landmark year for us. I’m delighted to be taking over the reins at such a crucial stage in the company’s development; this year we’ve already seen traffic on the network outstrip the last six months of 2012, and we’re aiming to double the number of airlines offering the AeroMobile service before the end of the year,” said Rogers.

Kevin holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Exeter and an MBA from Kingston University.